"There's Some Ginger." One gaijin's attempt to learn Japanese through mnemonics, puns, and general linguistic absurdity.

Looking for Fractalsmith Games? Sorry, but Ed Siewert, the creative force behind Fractalsmith has decided to focus his efforts on making cheesy Japanese puns instead of cheesy computer games.

Friday, July 29, 2016

音楽

Zさん:"Hey Ken! Hi Kay! ひさしぶり! How have you guys been?"
Ken:"Actually we started a musical duo! I play guitar, Kay plays piano, and we both sing."
Kay:"That's right.  We call ourselves the 'Kay-Ken Experience'."
Zさん:"So... けいけん...けいけん?"

Friday, July 22, 2016

Document

Aさん:「Hey, Zさん, I just received a document containing the second quarter financial statement. You know Louie Tanaka in accounting, right? Do me a favor and show Louie the document.」
Zさん:"Sho lui is the document."
Aさん:「。。。」
Zさん:"Well it is."

Friday, July 15, 2016

News

Zさん:"Have you heard? Our friend Kisha-chan got a job at a newspaper.  Kisha is literally a reporter!"
Aさん:「Of course kisha is literally a reporter.」
Zさん:"What?"
Aさん:「What? 」


Friday, July 8, 2016

Taste

Aさん:「What are you cooking?」
Zさん:"Well, first I created a soup of pickles, sauerkraut, and うめぼし.  Then I poured that soup into a pie shell and baked it.  I call the whole thing Soup Pie."
Aさん:「...Yes... yes it is.」


Friday, July 1, 2016

Maintenance

Zさん:"ね、ね、Why don't Japanese people worry about their machines breaking down?"
Aさん:「I don't know, why?」
Zさん:"Because maintenance is いじ!"
Aさん:「ばか。。。つまんない。」
Zさん:"いじ。。。わる。"